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Real Estate

Acting for both major domestic and international business K&P advises on the full range of real estate transactions. Having the commitment, resources and know-how we have the ability to advise on all aspects of the ‘property cycle’. That is from acquisition, development, environmental, planning, leasing, and financing through to the final exit including bankruptcy and the restructuring of real estate portfolios.

Services

General Real Estate Advice

K&P understands how important the real estate sector is for most entrepreneurs, and thus K&P offers comprehensive legal services in all matters relating to the possession of legal title to real estate.

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Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions

K&P supports both large and smaller investors in the market providing services to buyers and sellers of whole ‘packages’ or individual real estate. We have been engaged in deals in every major sector of the industry, including residential, office, retail and industrial real estate. We work for international real estate funds as well as for clients from the trade and industry sector, who maintain their production or services activity in Poland.

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Construction Law

K&P provides legal advice to its clients at every stage of the investment process including inter alia in environmental, planning and construction issues. Depending on the needs of the Client, we represent them in administrative as well as in judicial and administrative proceedings, or can conduct compliance tests of completed investment processes in terms of applicable regulations. We provide legal assistance in the event of construction accidents or environmental damage.

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Real Estate Restitution

Despite the lapse of over 20 years since the political transformation, Poland still does not have any restitution law. However, many former owners did not want to wait for its adoption and in order to fight for the return of their property, or for payment of reasonable compensation, decided to commence costly and long lasting legal and administrative proceedings.

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Lease Agreements

K&P lawyers expertly guide clients through all issues connected with lease agreements. We work for both sides of a lease i.e. tenants and landlords. We provide them with full scope advice from the conclusion of contracts, going through any amendments, dealing with issues appearing on a daily basis and connected with lease performance, resolving disputes between contractors and representation before courts and arbitration tribunals.

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Real Estate Financing

K&P’s real estate practice encompasses commercial real estate acquisitions financing. We have experience in working with projects concerning office buildings, hotels and resorts, sports facilities, shopping centers, mixed-use developments, energy plants, industrial and research complexes, warehouses, and multifamily residential projects.

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Experience

Redefine Properties Limited

Legal assistance to Redefine Properties Limited on its acquisition of a majority stake in Echo Prime Properties, which indirectly owns a portfolio of prime real estate assets throughout Poland (transaction value EUR 1.18 billion).

IKEA Group

Legal advice to the IKEA Group and Ikea Industry Poland related to the acquisition of road, infrastructure and real estate properties in order to develop IKEA’s factory in Lubawa – the most modern and environmental friendly plant in Poland.

Skanska Group

Legal advice to the Skanska Group on the acquisition from the Boryszew Group S.A. of real property located in the center of Warsaw, adjacent to Łucka Street, and on the related investment process. The net value of the transaction amounted to approx. PLN 96 million; which places the transaction as one of the largest ever on the Polish land investment market in terms of value.

Our Leader

Paweł Cholewiński

Paweł Cholewiński

Partner

Head of Practice

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 883 323 475
p.cholewinski@kochanski.pl

Latest news

26 Jun 2020

Construction industry in view of COVID-19 – impact of the pandemic on the construction and real estate sector [Kochański & Partners report]

Polish construction and real estate businesses are doing surprisingly well in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The sector is now recovering following early slight losses. However, the question arises how the market will react to the drastic decline in the number of granted mortgages.   Construction and real estate sector in Poland The Polish […]
24 Jun 2020

A contractual penalty for early termination of a lease contract may be qualified as a cost.

In today’s Rzeczpospolita, Agata Dziwisz comments on the judgment of the Supreme Administrative Court regarding the qualification of payments as tax deductible costs, related to early termination of a lease contract: Tax authorities often take the view that payments related to early termination of a lease contract do not constitute tax deductible costs for tenants, […]

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